Thursday, March 19, 2009
Valentines: Poems, by Ted Kooser
THE HOG-NOSED SNAKE
"The hog-nosed snake, when playing dead,
Lets its tongue loll out of its ugly head.
It lies on it's back as stiff as a stick;
If you flip it over it'll flip back quick.
If I seem dead when you awake,
Just flip me once, like the hog-nosed snake."